Wow! What a fantastic lineup of speakers will be on-hand for this weekend’s Minneapolis Home + Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center downtown. MSHS sponsors the Garden Theater, which is located in Room 103, outside of the entrance to the main show floor. We have lots of interesting topics from experienced and knowledgeable garden speakers. They will cover everything from frugal gardening to pollinators to mushrooms to urban landscaping and water or container gardens.
While you are in Room 103, don’t forget to browse the great selection of bulbs, hosta roots and other tubers MSHS offers. I’ve purchased these in the past and they are some of the nicest, plumpest bulbs around. Just leave them in the fridge until it’s warm enough to plant. Plant them, and watch them grow!
Here’s the line-up of speakers to check out at this year’ show.
Thursday, Feb. 26
5:30 p.m, Container Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables, Helen Yarmoska, Star Tribune’s Green Girl and Master Gardener
7 p.m., Edible Landscaping for the Urban Gardener, Dina Kountoupes, Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
Friday, Feb. 27
1 p.m., Less-Turf Yards, Theresa Rooney, Master Gardener.
2:30 p.m., Minnesota’s Safe Six: Mushrooms to Identify on Your Own, John Lamprecht, Minnesota Mycological Society
4 p.m., Edible Landscaping, Theresa Rooney, Master Gardener.
5:30 p.m., One Day Water Features, Jan Schreier with Happy Ponds, Hennepin County Master Gardener.
7 p.m., 10 Ways to Protect Bees, Becky Masterman, U of M Bee Squad coordinator
Saturday, Feb. 28
11:30 a.m., Tips for Year Round Harvest – Using Cold Frames, Dawn Pape, author.
1 p.m., Urban Eco Yard, Jason Rathe, Field Outdoor Spaces
2:30 p.m., Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects, Heather Holm, author and landscape designer.
4 p.m., Creative Containers, Debby and Bob Wolk.
5:30 p.m., Front Yard Meadows, by Jason Rathe, Field Outdoor Spaces
7 p.m., Alternatives to Ash Trees, Al Olson and Charles Kastern, Rainbow Tree Care
Sunday, March 1
11:30 a.m., Landscaping with Herbs, Shari Mayer, Master Gardener.
1 p.m., The Future of Gardenscaping: Trends in the Green Industry by Heidi Heiland, Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens.
2:30 p.m., Frugal Gardening: Simple Ways to Maximize Yield and Use of Veggies and Herbs, Marty Bergland, author, frequent speaker, Master Gardener Emeritus and owner of Heirloom House
Hope to see you at the show!